The theme for this year’s Copenhagen Fashion Summit was responsible innovation. However what I actually came across during my time in Copenhagen at the world’s largest summit for sustainable fashion were responsible innovators; referring to those entrepreneurial individuals with an action plan for making sustainability the new normal. These responsible innovators and their startups got me really excited about the future of fashion. However, how can we grow a collaborative environment around sustainable fashion that allows influential corporates and responsible innovators to work together?
This week marks the beginning of Fashion Revolution Week, but how can you be a fashion revolutionary? For the first time, a global online event will take place which anyone in the world can take part in: the Fashion Revolution Wall.
This week we celebrated World Water Day. How concerned should we be with water scarcity and safety, especially when we consider the implications for our mental health? Can we better engage with climate change by understanding the impact of what we wear on water?
It seems an increasing amount of shoppers are feeling the frustration when it comes to trying to buy clothes with an ethical or environmental conscience. Fashion Revolution Day, on 24th April, is one day of the year when we have the opportunity to be part of a fashion revolution, and even start our own.
Some of you might have listened to my talk at Interlaced 2015 this week, on the topic of ‘Sustainable Fashion Through Technology’. I tried to zoom into two huge topics for the fashion industry: sustainability and technology. Both will have a huge and unpredictable influence on the future of fashion, but how can they work together?
Very last minute I managed to join the Fashion2020 conference at The House of Lords, where politicians and industry leaders met to debate how transparency in supply chains could transform our fashion industry.
So what would a transparent supply chain look like?
Since the release of the True Cost Movie we have been forced to question: What is the true cost of what we wear? The cheap price of fashion has been justified by profits…but for how long will this narrative continue? Continue reading